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USA: Pacific Ethanol inspires its employees to give back
DATE 6Oct 2018

For Wayne Rylant, human resources manager at Pacific Ethanol, producing renewable fuel is just a small part of what Pacific Ethanol does. He’s proud of the company’s community service efforts and the company’s 554 employees have embraced those efforts. Three years ago, Rylant helped launch an annual company-wide food drive, donating 4,638 pounds of food… Read More »

India: Australia questions India’s sugar subsidy
DATE 6Oct 2018

Australia, a major sugar exporter, has raised some concerns over India’s export subsidy on sugar, an official said. “Australia has raised its concerns with the (Indian) government,” the official said. The government has announced several steps in the last one year to help sugarcane farmers and cash-starved sugar sector which is facing a glut situation… Read More »

Kenya: Landowners reject plan to move them for cane farming
DATE 6Oct 2018

Hundreds of people in Pongwe–Kidimu area in Kwale are likely to be displaced to allow for planting sugarcane by the Kwale International Sugar Company Ltd. The sugar firm needs at least 8,000 acres to increase its sugarcane. At least 700 families will lose their homes when the government gives the land to the company. Residents… Read More »

India: Brazil Sugarcane Crushing To Decline 3 percent During 2018/19
DATE 6Oct 2018

The Agricultural Trade Office (ATO/São Paulo) estimates Brazils marketing year (MY April-March) 2018/19 sugarcane crush at 610 million metric tons (mmt), a decrease of three percent compared to the previous estimate for the current marketing year and down 29 mmts from MY 2017/18 (639 mmt). The center-south region is expected to harvest 563 mmt of… Read More »

USA: UNICA-Increased sales of hydrous ethanol continue into September
DATE 6Oct 2018

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the south-central region of the country sold 962.32 million liters (254.22 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol during the first half of September, up 42.69 percent when compared to the same period of last year. Sugarcane mills in the region processed 38.51 million tons of sugarcane… Read More »